Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Toledo, Ohio, USA
If I had received your postings a day earlier I would have ordered the Michelin Pilot Sport AS+: 205/55/ZR16. I should have gone with my gut instincts, but for now I have to highly rely on the experienced dark sider's words of wisdom. Experience is a great teacher, thus I have respect for those that blaze the trail before me.
I ended up ordering a Kumho Ecsta SPT XPR: 195/55/16 as I wanted to see exactly what clearances I had with my wheel well. This will be the first time that I have changed my tires, so I wanted it to go somewhat smoothly. If all goes well I will modify my wheel well to accept the 205/55/16 tire width at my next rear tire change.
I ordered my tire from tirerack.com. I can clearly say that they have a great website (selection, reviews, and information) and customer service. They shipped my tire within 3 hours of my placing an order on the web. Thats fast service.
I also ordered my own manual tire changer. I was not able to find a local shop that would mount my CT on the MC rim.
I ordered centramatic balancers for both the front and rear wheels. I will let you know how the installation goes and what my opinions are about them as the miles rack up this year.
I ordered my valve stems from wingstuff.com. I didn't find a particular valve stem review that was head over heals above the rest. Any new input from others on this topic would be appreciated.
I have the Craftsman motor cycle lift. It is rock solid for holding up my Wing. I have a slight issue with the inital belly clearance (getting it underneath my wing), but for the price it is an issue I can easily work around.
Thanks to everyone for your time and help with my questions!
For once it feels good to be considered to be on the Dark Side!
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